Wood and biomass moisture control

Example of biomass moisture reader

Most wood chip boilers are designed to run on fuel with moisture content of a defined range. By feeding the fuel that is outside this tolerated range, the boiler causes inefficiency, which increases emissions or can generate an error in the control system.

Therefore, controlling the amount of moisture in wood products is a critical concern of the forestry industry. An excess of humidity can have great impacts on the quality and production of the final product. With a humidity sensor, manufacturers of wood products (splinters, pellets, ...) can adjust humidity levels in real-time information, reducing raw material and fuel costs, higher yields and more uniform products.

La Near infrared moisture measurement is a contactless measurement It offers clear advantages over traditional methods, being the easiest to use, eliminating all manual steps of collecting, drying and precise weighing of samples.

The biomass moisture sensor must be installed in a sturdy support on the conveyor or the processing line. In this way, the sensor can administer continuous readings throughout the process of creating minerals. This guarantees continuous process monitoring, which can be controlled manually or automatically.

Humidity sensors, such as the one presented at Expobiomasa by IBERTRONICS, the IR-3000 of MoistTech allows you to perform moisture measurements in continuous, instantaneous and contactless mode, providing:

  • Reduced energy cost
  • Reduced purchase cost.
  • Drying control.
  • Increased productivity
  • 100% product inspection.
  • Explosion risk reduction.
  • ROI immediately.

Further information:  www.ibertronics.com